coronavirus in connecticut

Conn. COVID-19 Positivity Rate Up to 5.98%; Hospitalizations, Deaths Continue to Increase

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After hovering below 5.5% for the last two days, Connecticut's COVID-19 positivity rate climbed to just shy of 6% on Wednesday, according to data released from the Department of Public Health.

The state's positivity rate is now 5.98% after 2,042 of the 34,135 tests reported in the last 24 hours came back positive or probable.

There are 39 more coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Connecticut from Tuesday with 816 people now hospitalized. Thirteen more people have lost their lives from COVID-19 in the state, bringing the cumulative number of deaths during the pandemic to 4,784.

An ICU travel nurse battling COVID-19 on the frontlines in Michigan says she and her co-workers are watching people who didn't believe in the virus and failed to take precautions die every day. Lydia Mobley joined LX News to share her grim experience and send a warning to families planning to gather for the holidays.
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